On January 29, 2012 Opray Winfrey turned 58. As I did the research for this blog post, it hit me that I am 16 months older than Ms. Winfrey – so essentially, we are about the same age.
I’ve always looked up to her in some ways as a mentor or big sister. Interesting to find out that actually, I am the older sister. I remember when her show first hit the airwaves back in 1986. I was an immediate fan. I loved how she was so radically honest, empathetic and outspoken and so completely down to earth and real. She was a pioneer, and TV has never been the same.
When I signed in to Facebook this morning, I was immediately intrigued by a post, linking to an article on how Oprah spent her most recent birthday. Apparently Oprah is a huge fan of the music of Snatam Kaur an artist who sings devotional chants and is fairly well known on the yoga circuit.
On the eve before Ms. Winfrey’s birthday bash, as she was chatting with friends, the name of Snatam Kaur came up and apparently one of Oprah’s girlfriends is also a big fan. The gears started to turn, and the following night at the actual birthday party there was a surprise visit and private concert with Snatam and her band. When the band began to play – Oprah of course, got all teary.
I’ve been a huge fan of kirtan (devotional) music since 1990 when I heard Krishna Das live for the first time. So when I heard of Oprah’s love of the music of Snatum Kaur, my curiosity was piqued. I immediately searched for her on Youtube and found some live footage which in my humble opinion is just sublime. I hope you like it too.
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